Nov 30, 2012 11:00pm PST
of time. smith has been asked to chair the science committee. i charge you and beg you to get him to watch your movie. i age that appointment would disturb you. >> in fact, we have distributed copies of this film to every member of the senate and the house. of course we have no idea if it's been watched by any of the members of congress but i really hope that they will. the thing that really killed me, and just overwhelms me sometimes is the knowledge that we here in america, in our current time and place, we have all the knowledge. we are the leaders internationally in observing these place from the ground, and observing how climate change is changing the world from ocean bowies to research slips to lied on the ground, it's just that they've been trying to ignore the tangible information and evidence that the best minds of our time are accumulateing and amassing. it grieves me to think that somebody in such an influential leadership position has been so eagerly and aggressively denying what has been a clear and obvious charge to our society and the rest of the world. >> jennifer: i cannot
Dec 17, 2012 11:00pm PST
. the governor said that has given him clear pause. i beg your rick snyder please veto those bills and stop the madness, but here is what he is up against. 24 michigan lawmakers are acting on behalf of alec that conservative group that drafts gun legislation for lawmakers, and alec has been bank rolled by the nra. michigan's alec chair cosponsored the extreme gun legislation that rammed through the house and senate last week. but this is not just about michigan. michigan has been passing some crazy bills these last few weeks, but this is much broader. alec's legislation has been used across the country to weaken gun laws. since 2009, 99-nra-backed alec laws have passed in 36 states. all of those states are states where alec-backed gun legislation has passed. and as a result gun safety laws across the country have gotten incredibly watered down. in arizona you need a permit to cut hair but not to carry a concealed. in mississippi concealed weapons permits last longer than driver's licenses. iowa it's easier to sell a gun than lemonade. in arkansas it takes less time to bu
Dec 6, 2012 11:00pm PST
whether it's going to give new jobs or not. we know oklahoma -- there has beg a number of studies done in oklahoma it did not produce additional jobs. as a matter of fact, if you draw a comparison to two years before, the 10 years after, it's actually less investment in oklahoma. it's bad for michigan it's bad for anywhere. >> all right. >> right to work is about lessening worker's voice in government and the workplace. >> if it's not about economic development, is it more of a political action against the progressive movement? >> i absolutely thingk it is. we have seen all kinds of voter suppression, suppression of democratic rights. this is another example. the wealthy -- this is really driven by wealthy forces in michigan that you know well, the debos. family others dick debos, and they want the wealthy to get more and more and the workers to get less and less to try to push us down to third-world level on wages and benefits. it's outrage ooze. it shows the tremendous -- actually we did him 10 days of really fruitful discussions about how to change the
Dec 18, 2012 2:00pm PST
quayle is the chairman. john snow is the other chairman. fine beg is very wider with -- feinberg is very wired with republican leaders. if they get pushed from marginal owners, that would reduce some of their clout. >> jennifer: dan, thank you so much for coming inside "the war room". dan from the "daily beast" and "newsweek." coming up, leadership and the lack thereof. so far the entertainment and retailing industries have said and done all the right things after the newtown tragedy. it is what they're going to do when the world isn't watching that worries us. >> people with different interests to follow you toward a common goal. it is an opportunity for leadership if there ever was one. john boehner, i'm talking to you! and later always friendly and never terse, calvin is a master of verse. his poems about politics are world renowned. into "the war room," he is bound. so grab a pop and a little snack, after these messages, we'll be right back! [ male announcer ] red lobster's crabfest ends soon.
Dec 5, 2012 2:00pm PST
for getting it wrong! begging the obvious question... could a fox news ban of its entire network be far behind? you are in "the war room" on a wednesday. we're just getting started. stick around! [ male announcer ] lifts to clear obstacles. ♪ ♪ lowers to cut drag. rises to every challenge. the class exclusive air suspension in the new 2013 ram 1500. and earth. guts. glory. ram. >> jennifer: you're back inside "the war room." i'm jennifer granholm. so we spend a lot of time talking about grover norquist, president of the far right lobbying group americans for tax reform. norquist, as you know, adamantly opposes any tax increases and he threatens republicans who don't abide by his code, pledge. let's not mince words here. the guy has a stranglehold on the vast majority of the g.o.p. and he's able to keep them in his grips because of his big money backers. so who are his backers? it is a question that a lot of progressives including investigative reporter lee fong have be asking. lee is here with an answer. we hope, right?